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    Dec 23, 2005, 6:53 PM - BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #1

    Since I can’t paint and I know I can’t Darth Miller here made me a very kind offer, something that I could not pass on. So I thought id show off some of his work and the process that it will go through. Can up to date at my web page
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    Dec 23, 2005, 7:00 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #2

    An excellent start to what I'm sure will be an excellent helmet

    Steve
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    Dec 23, 2005, 7:06 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #3

    Is he not using masking fluid? Going all topical with the scratches? (the way I like to paint btw). It looks like it because there is no shot of it all silvered up.
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    Dec 23, 2005, 10:50 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #4

    Quote Delta-9 said:
    Is he not using masking fluid? Going all topical with the scratches? (the way I like to paint btw). It looks like it because there is no shot of it all silvered up.

    it was painted silver first. I am using the "scratch" method to remove the paint. It gives a very authentic battle damaged look to it.
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    Dec 23, 2005, 10:56 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #5

    The guy that spent a fortune on a helmet because he didn't have the skills, is now painting other peoples helmets.. that's great..

    see that.. You did better then you thought you could and now you're hooked.. lookin good so far..
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    Dec 23, 2005, 11:07 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #6

    I like the topical method because I feel like I have more control but I do like the looks of the scratch method helmets too and yours so far is dead on in color, keep posting, I love these kind of threads.
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    Dec 23, 2005, 11:11 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #7

    DM has exhibited some impressive talent the last few months and I only think it will progress and grow further.
    Pretty soon you'll have yourself a fine ESB bucket after he's through.
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    Dec 24, 2005, 12:07 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #8

    Shortimer52-I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to paint your helmet. Its going to be lots of fun and I hope to make you proud!!
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    Dec 24, 2005, 11:39 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #9

    I did the silver first and then with school and job and B/S like that I just didn’t have time to do the paint. SO a little update on the awesome bucket.
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    Dec 27, 2005, 12:41 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #10

    Little update,, DM has been working on this like a mad man
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    Dec 27, 2005, 1:52 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #11

    Wow...this looks great. I ought to have himdo MY helmet. because we all know how well I can paint. You are doing an EXCELLENT job! You have a GREAT helmet on the way!
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    Dec 28, 2005, 7:59 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #12

    Come on guys lets hear some support on this mans hard work!!!!!!!
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    Dec 28, 2005, 8:03 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #13

    Wow, that's a great job! I'm completely jealous.
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    Dec 28, 2005, 8:05 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #14

    nice man. that looks great
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    Dec 28, 2005, 11:06 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #15

    Looking good....Keep it up dude!8)
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    Dec 30, 2005, 8:07 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #16

    Quote DarthMiller said:
    Shortimer52-I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to paint your helmet. Its going to be lots of fun and I hope to make you proud!!
    Great Work,,,,PM'd YA DM...
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    Dec 31, 2005, 12:26 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #17

    Quote DarthMiller said:
    it was painted silver first. I am using the "scratch" method to remove the paint. It gives a very authentic battle damaged look to it.
    I am trying to undersand all the tips and hints on bucket painting and have a question on this one. (Forgive me on the finer points of color). You painted back in the dark green, yet from the pictures it was before the 'skin color/tone' (like I said, I don't know all the names yet!). Then you scratched off this to reveal the green (for the majority of the back), then scratched further to reveal the chrome? This is how you can get the appearance of the 'skin' tone edging, between the chrome and the green. Right?

    Trying to understand before I have a try/attempt...
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    Dec 31, 2005, 4:26 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #18

    Some more pics you guys and gals can over, b/c I know I am.
    Tell you the truth I dont think I want troop in this.lol
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    Dec 31, 2005, 4:47 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #19

    painted silver first...then put yellow skin tone color. I used masking fluid. then painted green. Removed masking fluid to reveal yellow. then used a combination of light gray, dark gray to paint details. then scraped off additional ares to reveal silver. hope that helps...last bucket I did I just painted all of the detail on the back


    Quote Caomhanach said:
    I am trying to undersand all the tips and hints on bucket painting and have a question on this one. (Forgive me on the finer points of color). You painted back in the dark green, yet from the pictures it was before the 'skin color/tone' (like I said, I don't know all the names yet!). Then you scratched off this to reveal the green (for the majority of the back), then scratched further to reveal the chrome? This is how you can get the appearance of the 'skin' tone edging, between the chrome and the green. Right?

    Trying to understand before I have a try/attempt...
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    Dec 31, 2005, 4:54 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #20

    Quote DarthMiller said:
    painted silver first...then put yellow skin tone color. I used masking fluid. then painted green. Removed masking fluid to reveal yellow. then used a combination of light gray, dark gray to paint details. then scraped off additional ares to reveal silver. hope that helps...last buckst I did I just painted all of the detail on the back
    What he said.lol
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    Dec 31, 2005, 7:46 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #21

    looking good!

    womo
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    Jan 1, 2006, 12:36 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #22

    Quote DarthMiller said:
    painted silver first...then put yellow skin tone color. I used masking fluid. then painted green. Removed masking fluid to reveal yellow. then used a combination of light gray, dark gray to paint details. then scraped off additional ares to reveal silver. hope that helps...last bucket I did I just painted all of the detail on the back
    Thanks DM...
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    Jan 4, 2006, 4:50 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #23

    Wow another Tx Fett

    Good work there!
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    Jan 4, 2006, 7:21 PM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #24

    Quote Zeever Fett said:
    Wow another Tx Fett

    Good work there!
    We have a few here don't we? I know of 6 or 7 to include you Zeever.
    Well as much as I hate to say this but the updates will go unupdated for a few weeks. Im off to BNOC (Army NCO school) so as of Saturday ill see yall later.


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    Here is the "HOLY GRAIL of FETT helmets" (said in a Monty Python and the Holy Grail english accent) Next to the BM bucket. SO very nice!!!!
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    Jan 6, 2006, 12:07 AM - Re: BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller #25

    Awesome work, I hope mine comes out half as good!!!!

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